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chuxtrux
07-03-2005, 01:12 AM
I gotta say prospect, but troost might be up there?

Phobia
07-03-2005, 01:13 AM
Bah - they got nothing on Nogales.

KILLER_CLOWN
07-03-2005, 01:15 AM
College Blvd, I saw darth vader walking there the other day.

Mosbonian
07-03-2005, 01:56 AM
Paseo.....

mmaddog
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cdcox
07-03-2005, 02:01 AM
Paseo.....

mmaddog
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That's what I remember from my days in KC. I always feared that I'd take the wrong turn on the Independence Avenue exit off I-35 (on the way to Tiger Records and Independence Audio) and end up dead.

Mosbonian
07-03-2005, 02:12 AM
There use to be an old joke.....if you want to do something and never get caught, just do it on the Paseo, cause the cops will never go there..

Tiger Records....now there is a blast from the past.

mmaddog
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cdcox
07-03-2005, 02:16 AM
Tiger Records....now there is a blast from the past.

mmaddog
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You're old, dude.

Mosbonian
07-03-2005, 02:19 AM
You're old, dude.

Less than a year from 50.....

mmaddog
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cdcox
07-03-2005, 02:21 AM
Less than a year from 50.....

mmaddog
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Geez, and I was feeling bad for rolling up on 44. Sorry for the old joke :p

Mosbonian
07-03-2005, 02:28 AM
Geez, and I was feeling bad for rolling up on 44. Sorry for the old joke :p

Don't be sorry.....I'm enjoying my last year in the 40's.....it's the age where no female is ever afraid to talk to you because they know you are too old to be a serious threat to hit on them.

mmaddog
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J Diddy
07-03-2005, 07:39 AM
When I lived in kc I thought it was quintero (sp.)

Seemed like someone was getting killed there every night

jAZ
07-03-2005, 07:51 AM
Paseo.....

mmaddog
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Ehem...

"The Paseo".

PastorMikH
07-03-2005, 08:02 AM
Arrowhead Drive after a loss.

alanm
07-03-2005, 08:34 AM
Don't be sorry.....I'm enjoying my last year in the 40's.....it's the age where no female is ever afraid to talk to you because they know you are too old to be a serious threat to hit on them.

mmaddog
*******Speak for yourself Grandpa. I'll never stop chasing after the younger women I still have 3 yrs to go to 50. :)

CoMoChief
07-03-2005, 08:37 AM
Has to be Prospect, everytime you hear something on the news about a murder or shooting, they mention something about Prospect almost all the time.

JimNasium
07-03-2005, 08:38 AM
Arrowhead Drive after a loss.
Arrowhead Drive for opposing teams?

Simplex3
07-03-2005, 08:39 AM
It's going to be the street behind my house if you a**holes don't start putting functional and quiet mufflers on your cars and motorcycles.

:cuss:

PastorMikH
07-03-2005, 08:43 AM
Arrowhead Drive for opposing teams?

Actually, if security on the Prison busses is compromized, it could be pretty dangerous for the Chiefs fans when all those visiting Raider fans get loose.

JimNasium
07-03-2005, 08:49 AM
Actually, if security on the Prison busses is compromized, it could be pretty dangerous for the Chiefs fans when all those visiting Raider fans get loose.
I'm not even sure that man of God such as yourself could save those filthy Raider fans.

morphius
07-03-2005, 08:49 AM
Speak for yourself Grandpa. I'll never stop chasing after the younger women I still have 3 yrs to go to 50. :)
Just because you are chasing, doesn't mean they are taking you serious.

RINGLEADER
07-03-2005, 09:18 AM
quindero?

Lancetastic
07-03-2005, 10:07 AM
Do you guys ever leave the suburbs? Troost and Paseo aren't that bad. Prospect is a different story but I would probably consider Quindaro the worst of the bunch.

Michael Michigan
07-03-2005, 10:26 AM
Ehem...

"The Paseo".

Actually in my days there it was...

The Patheo, and Twoost.

redhed
07-03-2005, 10:41 AM
Gotta be Quindaro on the KS side, and take your pick of anything east of the Paseo in MO.

4th and Long
07-03-2005, 10:42 AM
Actually in my days there it was...

The Patheo, and Twoost.
Someone has a peach impediment.

Michael Michigan
07-03-2005, 10:54 AM
Someone has a peach impediment.

Ha! I lived at RMC at 63rd and Prospect [Pwospect] for two years right in the heart of the area.

Grab a six-pack at the liquor store on Twoost on the way home then turn on the ten O'clock news and see the crime scene tape.

Evey retail store had their clerks behind bullet proof glass.

4th and Long
07-03-2005, 10:55 AM
Ha! I lived at RMC at 63rd and Prospect [Pwospect] for two years right in the heart of the area.

Grab a six-pack at the liquor store on Twoost on the way home then turn on the ten O'clock news and see the crime scene tape.

Evey retail store had their clerks behind bullet proof glass.
You lived at Research Medical Center? I had no idea they rented rooms. :p

Demonpenz
07-03-2005, 10:56 AM
87th and quivera

PunkinDrublic
07-03-2005, 11:21 AM
87th and Lackman. Lenexa doesn't mess around.

Michael Michigan
07-03-2005, 11:33 AM
You lived at Research Medical Center? I had no idea they rented rooms. :p

They come with a straight jacket.

Actually my wife went to school there.

Skip Towne
07-03-2005, 11:42 AM
As much as I hate to say it, I wouldn't go to 22nd and Brooklyn after dark.

sparkky
07-03-2005, 01:37 PM
Prospect on the Missouri side and State Ave. on the Ks. side.
I made a few trips to Tigers "back in the day", and 7th Heaven too.

Reaper16
07-03-2005, 01:49 PM
I once saw a man get shot on the corner of Truman and Paseo. No joke. The story isn't good or general enough to warrant telling it, but basically we had a car folowing us that took a wrong exit, so we had to go back and get them. They were parked at a gas station on said corner. Mere seconds after we retreived them, a shooting occured across the street at this parking garage. We drove the wrong way on a one way street just to get the Hell outta' there.

Dave Lane
07-03-2005, 02:29 PM
Suspect errr Prospect to many... is the worst by a mils Troost is actually pretty tame right now.

Dave

chuxtrux
07-03-2005, 07:16 PM
yea i think the winner is prospect, i just looked somewhere and its suppose to be one of the ten most dangerous streets in america

Mosbonian
07-03-2005, 07:48 PM
Speak for yourself Grandpa. I'll never stop chasing after the younger women I still have 3 yrs to go to 50. :)

Bet you're a Grandpa before I am....

mmaddog
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BigMeatballDave
07-03-2005, 07:54 PM
I recall 103rd and State Line was pretty rough. Those BMWs and Benz will just run you right over...

ChiefsFire
07-03-2005, 09:48 PM
nah nah nah

Santa Fe in OOOlathe.....

straight up ghetto...

Logical
07-03-2005, 10:27 PM
There use to be an old joke.....if you want to do something and never get caught, just do it on the Paseo, cause the cops will never go there..

Tiger Records....now there is a blast from the past.

mmaddog
*******Tiger Records man I bought a ton of albums there.

I believe Prospect from 39th to 72nd was probably worse and according to my stepfather (a Police Detective) more feared. Brooklyn, Paseo and Troost were all pretty damn bad though.

Mosbonian
07-03-2005, 10:59 PM
Tiger Records man I bought a ton of albums there.

I believe Prospect from 39th to 72nd was probably worse and according to my stepfather (a Police Detective) more feared. Brooklyn, Paseo and Troost were all pretty damn bad though.

Since he was a Police Officer, I would tend to probably go with what he said....

My dad was a truck driver who delivered all over the city for Graves Truck lines.....he always told us to stay off of Paseo, Troost, Prospect, and parts of Armour.

The bad part was, telling me to stay away only made me want to find out why i shouldn't go there. I found out why when a few of us drove thru one night about 11:30 pm...

mmaddog
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Logical
07-03-2005, 11:01 PM
Since he was a Police Officer, I would tend to probably go with what he said....

My dad was a truck driver who delivered all over the city for Graves Truck lines.....he always told us to stay off of Paseo, Troost, Prospect, and parts of Armour.

The bad part was, telling me to stay away only made me want to find out why i shouldn't go there. I found out why when a few of us drove thru one night about 11:30 pm...

mmaddog
*******Ok that sounds like a story possibly worth telling. ???

cdcox
07-03-2005, 11:15 PM
When I went to Mizzou, I went to my roommate's house in St. Louis for the weekend. It happened to be colder than meme's left chest that weekend. Since we were underage, we went over to East St. Louis to buy beer (great plan!). After securing the goods, we get back in the car. The car makes the noise that a car is wont to do when the engine turns over, but isn't going to start. We finally drain the battery. We start looking for street signs so we can inform a tow truck of our location, but we can't because they've all been stolen. In the process, we find an African American gentlemen who is helping a friend jump start his automobile. We approach him for assistance. He takes one look at us and says "Brother, you in the WROOOONG part of town!" but agrees to help us despite our geographic disadvantage. We were quite thankful for his assistance in jump starting our vehicle as we headed back to the suburbs of St. Charles. I don't recall venturing into that particular area of St. Louis on subsequent visits to their fine city.

Skip Towne
07-03-2005, 11:22 PM
Tiger Records man I bought a ton of albums there.

I believe Prospect from 39th to 72nd was probably worse and according to my stepfather (a Police Detective) more feared. Brooklyn, Paseo and Troost were all pretty damn bad though.
I started going to KC A's games at old Municipal Stadium in 1955. The stadium had next to no parking so you had to pay 50 cents to park in the yard of one of the locals. Well, the locals were all black and it wasn't a very good neighborhood even back then. BTW, that's how I (and thousands of others) found Bryant's Bar-B-Q. (17th and Brooklyn). We had to walk by Bryant's (and smell the goodness) to get to Old Munic (as the locals called it). Even today, Bryant's has plain clothes guards out in their parking lot to protect against broad daylight vandalism. In 2002, I spent 9 weeks in KC and ate at Bryant's nearly every day. I showed it to my partner and he started going there every day. His third day he had a side window broken out of his van and his DeWalt drill stolen. During the noon hour! In broad daylight! Even with Bryant's guards out there. Brooklyn Ave. has only one reason for whitey to be down there. Get your Bryant's and get the hell out.

kchero
07-04-2005, 09:15 AM
Compared to most of the Suburbanites on here I grew up in a rougher part of KC on the southside of KCMO and to be honest, yea there are some rough parts, but if you act like your not from there or familar with the area it will obviously show. There are probably a handful of streets that arent that particulary safe ( Paseo, Troost), but if its during the day-time you are perfectally fine. At night-time its a different story probably. Ive been down those areas a ton of times at night and the day time and it would be wise to lock your car doors while your driving or leaving your car parked out during the nightime.

redbrian
07-04-2005, 09:27 AM
Iíve been working on a Habitat house located on Tracy just a couple of blocks off of Armour, and have found the area to be quite safe day or night.

The group Iím working with has been building homes in the area for over 25 years and they tell me the area has really turned around.

Back when they did their first house they were almost run out by an angry mob wanting to know what a bunch of honkies were doing in their neighborhood.

Adept Havelock
07-04-2005, 09:35 AM
Quindaro Blvd., 7th St. Expressway, and Prospect, in no particular order.


cdcox is right, none of them compare to East St. Louis, though.

redbrian
07-04-2005, 09:43 AM
Quindaro Blvd., 7th St. Expressway, and Prospect, in no particular order.


cdcox is right, none of them compare to East St. Louis, though.

The bad part of the St. Louis metroplex is now north of St. Louis, in North St. Louis County.

East St. Louis has started to clean it's act up with the Casino money.

I had a slight fender bender on Kingshigway and 70 one morning on my way to work.
The black cop who was at the scene advised me to get out as quick as possible (even though it was 7:30am), and to get my car towed quick before it got stripped.

ENDelt260
07-04-2005, 07:07 PM
Don't be sorry.....I'm enjoying my last year in the 40's.....it's the age where no female is ever afraid to talk to you because they know you are too old to be a serious threat to hit on them.

mmaddog
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There's no way in hell I'm going to stop hitting on chicks just cause I'm 49.

KC Kings
07-04-2005, 09:47 PM
Quindaro Blvd., 7th St. Expressway, and Prospect, in no particular order.


cdcox is right, none of them compare to East St. Louis, though.
Did you guys read the article a few months back about the white supremicist group that was going to move their national headquarters to KCK in an old strip mall on Quindaro? They ended up not moving here but I think it got front page of the KC star, and was definitely on all the news channels

I work in KCK and nobody could figure out why in the hell any white person, let alone a proclaimed white supremicist group would move to Quindaro.

As far as crime rate goes it probably is low on the list, but there is only one place in KC that I would not get out of my vehical after dark at, and that is Longview and Blue Ridge in Ruskin Heights. I took many beatings in that neighborhood just for being white during my youth, and it has only gotten worse. We have some friends that still live over there, and there is rarely a night that there is no police activity going on from some shooting.

Skip Towne
07-04-2005, 09:58 PM
North Tulsa is nearly all black. Some of it ghetto and some middle class homes. Almost all the middle class homes have bars on the windows and doors. Since I'm installing Directv, I'll go anyplace during the day but wouldn't go there at night. If I run out of something I have a problem of whether to try to patronize a local store. I don't know if I'm welcome as a customer. I suppose the owner wants my business but am not so sure about the other customers. I don't want to go where I'm not wanted but how do you know? Anybody else run into this problem?

Mosbonian
07-04-2005, 10:13 PM
Ok that sounds like a story possibly worth telling. ???

Oh it is.....not sure I have time tonight since I have to get up early tomorrow morning, but it's one of those that later in life makes you think how lucky your were to live thru the night.

mmaddog
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Mosbonian
07-04-2005, 10:16 PM
There's no way in hell I'm going to stop hitting on chicks just cause I'm 49.

Like Morphius said to someone else earlier on this thread, just because you are are doing it doesn't mean they will take you seriously...

mmaddog
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Skip Towne
07-04-2005, 10:30 PM
Like Morphius said to someone else earlier on this thread, just because you are are doing it doesn't mean they will take you seriously...

mmaddog
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For you guys approaching 50: here is the rule on chasing chicks. If you are attracted to her physically that is an automatic guarantee she will not be attracted to you. Endelt may not think so but he hasn't been 50 before. I have.

chuxtrux
07-04-2005, 10:31 PM
this story sounds good do tell

kchero
07-05-2005, 05:26 PM
[QUOTE=As far as crime rate goes it probably is low on the list, but there is only one place in KC that I would not get out of my vehical after dark at, and that is Longview and Blue Ridge in Ruskin Heights. I took many beatings in that neighborhood just for being white during my youth, and it has only gotten worse. We have some friends that still live over there, and there is rarely a night that there is no police activity going on from some shooting.[/QUOTE]

Thats around the area that I grew up in...Being white I was fine, I think growing up there gave me an idea how to potray myself in bad neighborhoods like that.

HC_Chief
07-05-2005, 05:32 PM
Quindaro

Prospect is a'ight during the day

Troost ain't nuttin', though I wouldn't be inclined to hang out there either. ;)

Sydd
07-05-2005, 07:53 PM
HBO did a "America Undercover", or whatever it was called, on Prospect a few years ago. The episode was called "23rd & Prospect" if I recall. Mostly about the drug dealing that goes on there. A good buddy of mine is a KCMO cop who works the night shift in that area. He requsted it cause, and I quote: "I like to chase crackheads through back yards".

Dayze
07-05-2005, 09:27 PM
135th near mission; there are more lawyers there that any accident would cost you your entire estate. And if you rear end "Alexis" in her BMW (graduation present of course), you'll be sent to the electric chair.

ENDelt260
07-05-2005, 09:31 PM
I don't see anything wrong with giving Alexis a good rear ending as a graduation present. That dirty little whore.

Dayze
07-05-2005, 09:34 PM
I don't see anything wrong with giving Alexis a good rear ending as a graduation present. That dirty little whore.
ROFL

Duck Dog
07-06-2005, 08:14 AM
I remember cruising Metcalf in Overland...and I'm talking DOWNTOWN OP, I'm talking NORTH of 103rd. Now that was a tough street back in the day.

Duck Dog
07-06-2005, 08:16 AM
HBO did a "America Undercover", or whatever it was called, on Prospect a few years ago. The episode was called "23rd & Prospect" if I recall. Mostly about the drug dealing that goes on there. A good buddy of mine is a KCMO cop who works the night shift in that area. He requsted it cause, and I quote: "I like to chase crackheads through back yards".

I have a buddy who's a cop in KCK. He said he likes it because he gets to beat up dirt heads. They'll sit back in a dark area and watch people with night scopes.

DanT
07-06-2005, 11:50 AM
jettio and I grew up just east of The Paseo, about 2 blocks directly south of Paseo High. (Now the family's home is just one block south, since they've expanded Paseo's campus.) I did junior high and high school at Lincoln, which is right next to 22nd and Brooklyn. Since we did a lot of activities and our parents didn't drive--including our autoworker dad--we spent a lot of time on Troost, Prospect, The Paseo and places in between at all hours. When I lived in KC, I'd be more worried about Prospect than Troost. Troost has fairly safe neighborhoods near it more than Prospect has.

It'd be interesting to know which street has had the most stranger-on-stranger homicides on it these past few years. There has been serial killing along Independence Blvd and along the Prospect Ave. corridors, from what I understand.

freebeer
07-06-2005, 12:20 PM
87th and Lackman. Lenexa doesn't mess around.

Dont forget about Sterns......Wild Bill aka stage name Hercules came out of dat hood.

kc rush
07-06-2005, 03:50 PM
I forget the name of the road my grandma used to live on, it was between Paseo and Prospect a little north of Fairyland Park.

In the late 80's it was a bad place. My grandma's house was always getting broken into, and we were pulled over once for having too nice of a car (an old Mazda 626). With such a "nice" car the cop thought we might be drug runners.

I don't know how that area is now, I try to avoid it.

kc rush
07-06-2005, 03:58 PM
As far as crime rate goes it probably is low on the list, but there is only one place in KC that I would not get out of my vehical after dark at, and that is Longview and Blue Ridge in Ruskin Heights. I took many beatings in that neighborhood just for being white during my youth, and it has only gotten worse. We have some friends that still live over there, and there is rarely a night that there is no police activity going on from some shooting.

When was that. I grew up around there, and while it was never the nicest place, I never feared for my life.

chuxtrux
07-06-2005, 04:19 PM
i am to young to remember fairylandpark, what did you guys think of it?